I’ve always wanted to make my own rope tray after seeing some in the stores.
I would often analyse them and think “I could make that!”
So I went to my local hardware store and browsed the rope and cord department. The prices varied and I was drawn to a creamy cotton sash cord- brand was called “Grunt”😜
It had a beautiful texture and tiny Criss cross stitching so I knew it was a winner!
I bought two rolls 8mm x 15metres at $16 a roll. I could have chosen 6mm or even 5mm because they were a lot cheaper but I wanted the thicker cord because of the type of tray I wanted to make.
I already had a hot glue gun and sticks - not very expensive about $8 for the gun and $2.50 for a pack of 10 sticks.
Firstly I bent the end of the cord around and placed glue on the inside - then squeezed for a few seconds.